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SAIC Cybersecurity Specialist in EL SEGUNDO, California


SAIC is looking for highly-motivated, talented individuals to become a part of a diverse engineering and technology team. Our mission is to supply optimal engineering, science and advanced technology solutions to the Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support for the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Range and Network Directorate (SMC/RN) services to modernize and sustain the Launch and Test Range System (LTRS), the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and the Space Training Acquisition Office (STAO).

The candidate for this position provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of the variety of factors through frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

  • Architects,plans, configures, deploys, maintains, and upgrades COTS/GOTS and customtoolsets to address vulnerabilities and/or implement security controls.

  • Appliesa combination of expert engineering knowledge of enterprise IT and securitysolutions to design, develop and/or implement solutions to ensure they areconsistent with enterprise architecture security policies and support fullspectrum military cyberspace operations.

  • Designs,tests, and implements secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring,tuning and management of IT security systems and applications, incidentresponse, digital forensics, loss prevention, and eDiscovery actions.

  • Includessecurity control design and solution planning at the system, mission, andenterprise level, security-in-depth/defense-in-depth, and other relatedIAM/ISSO/ISSE support functions.

  • Involvedin a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls,electronic data traffic, and network access.

  • Researchesand evaluates cyber capabilities and new security tools and products againstoperational requirements and introduces them to the enterprise in alignmentwith IT security strategy, and to support the offensive and defensivecapability design and troubleshoot and problem solve technical andnon-technical issues. .

  • Atthe Leadership level this is senior technical staff dedicated to transformingcustomer environments into a more secure operating environment in a holisticmanner.

Specific tasks in support to RN (not all inclusive):

  • Providetactical and strategic management of cybersecurity of RN programs, including,but not limited to, the development of RN cybersecurity policy, processes, andplans incorporating high-level directives, as well as the translation of thestrategic cybersecurity posture into specific cybersecurityrequirements. Manage future cybersecurity architecture, host strategyevents, and follow-on IPSs.

  • EnsureRN SE&I personnel performing cybersecurity work are certified.

  • Managethe Acquisition Cybersecurity Strategy documents prior to acquisitionmilestones decisions and other events.

  • ManageRN Authority to Operate (ATO), Interim Authority to Test (IATT), InterimAuthority to Operate (IATO), and Authority to Connect (ATC) processes.


  • BA/BSdegree in Systems Engineering or closely related field or equivalent workexperience

  • Minimum3 years of specific experience in cybersecurity

  • Expertisein Assessment and Authorization (A&A)

  • Strongwritten and verbal communication skills

  • Strongproblem solving skills

  • Understandingof the system certification process

  • Experiencewith information assurance risk assessments

  • IndustryCyber Security Certifications including CEH, SANS, SEC+ CE (per AFMAN 33-2853.2.1.3 an IAT Level II)

  • ActiveSecret Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Experiencewith Western/Eastern Range, Launch and Test Program and/or Air Force programs(Specifically the LTRS and AFSCN)

  • Oneof the following Cybersecurity workforce certifications: CISA, GCIH, GCED,CISSP, or CASP CE (per AFMAN 33-285 IAT Level III)

  • Experienceworking on a Cybersecurity project engineering team.

  • RiskManagement framework NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, IEC 62443, or NERC-CIP

  • Understandingof information security principles, DoD STIGs, and A&A processes forsystems

  • Backgroundin Information Security Test Assessment/Information Security Test &Evaluation

  • InformationAssurance Technical Framework (IATF)

  • eMASScertification and accreditation tool experience

  • CurrentDOD TS or TS/SCI security clearance


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability